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Jim Messina Oasis and Watching The River Run Revisited reissues

Jim Messina has just re-released on CD 2 of his past albums newly available on CD Baby: "Oasis" (1979) and "Watching The River Run Revisited" (1996 and 2008) on Jasperilla Music Corporation/Jim Messina.

JIM MESSINA: Watching The River Run (Revisited)

About the LP "Watching The River Run (Revisited)", Jim Messina says:

"Watching The River Run “Revisited” is a collection of my favorite songs that I still enjoy performing. Songs that I have either written, produced or engineered. Originally the reason for making this album was because inevitably, whenever a promoter and/or a radio station needed to create an ad for a Jim Messina Concert, they would choose the original recordings from The Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. The problem with this for me was the original recordings of "Peace of Mind" "Watching the River Run" "Kind Woman" and "Child's Claim To Fame" all contain Kenny Loggins or Richie Furay as the featured vocalist. Whenever I herd the over the radio, I felt, they misrepresented what my audience would hear when they came to see me in concert.
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But what I didn’t expect and much to my surprise was that my fans would respond with such appreciation and thereby making it much more special to me now than my original reason and purpose for creating it. That is why Watching The River Run is now being "Revisited.""

JIM MESSINA: Oasis

About the LP "Oasis", Jim Messina says:

""Oasis" was a wonderful part of my life’s musical journey. Touring and performing with the same musicians who helped to create the album, was especially pleasing. It is one of my favorite musical experiences thus far as a performing and recording artist. When the dust finally settled, the alum didn't sell millions but "Oasis" had done well and served a very important passage in my life. It was well received by critics, writers and the audiences I performed the album in front of, my fans. The very people the album was intended for in the first place."

The album "Oasis" dates from the period immediately after the end of the Kenny Loggins partnership in 1978.


Pictures of the Chicago concert in Paris, July 29, 2008

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Here we are! Please find at this address our special gallery of pictures about the band Chicago in concert in Paris on July 29, 2008 at The Casino de Paris. Enjoy the band (Robert Lamm, Bill Champlin, Keith Howland, Jason Scheff, Tris Imboden, Lee Loughnane...) and the amazing audience... The band was amazing and this evening is a wonderful souvenir. More than 40 pictures of Chicago in this gallery!

Stay tuned here at The Westcoast Rendez-Vous blog. We will put online very soon two exclusive video interviews of Bill Champlin and Jason Scheff shoot in Paris!

Photos : Copyright J.-L. Raymond.